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Navigating the Pathways: New Partnerships for Children and Families (Seminar D)
The focus of this seminar will be on strengthening the linkages between substance abuse agencies, child welfare services, and family court systems to better serve families. The audience will be provided with information on the various "time clocks" affecting families in these systems, including ASFA, substance abuse treatment, child development, and TANF. Various models of collaborative efforts from around the country will be discussed, including family drug treatment courts (FDTC). The presenters will discuss findings and lessons learned from seven sites around the country where substance abuse and child welfare agencies have worked to overcome the challenges of collaboration to build effective new partnerships.
In addition, the presenters will provide information on the new National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, jointly funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT); and the Administration for Children, Youth and Families, Children Bureau's Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN). The role of the National Center will be to develop and implement a comprehensive program of information gathering and dissemination, plus knowledge development and application as well as to provide technical assistance to promote practice and organizational and systems change at the local, state, and national levels.
Nancy K. Young, Ph.D.
Shaila Simpson M.S.W.
Center for Children and
Kazi Ahmed, Ph.D.
Johnson, Basin and Shaw
Silver Spring, MD
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